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    Question Installing a Dryer 30 Amp power cord, 120/240 volt. what gauge wire?

    10 gauge? talk to me boyz

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    All dryer cords are #10.
    Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.

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    Dryer = #10 wire

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    I would run 500kcmil just to play it safe with voltage drop. M1 cable would be a better choice
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    # 10 wire will do. Fyi, I think that #10 wire is orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_2016 View Post
    # 10 wire will do. Fyi, I think that #10 wire is orange.
    I've never seen an orange dryer cord.

    Besides, I think the OP forgot all about this thread. I would be nice if he came back to explain what the heck he is asking about.
    Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.

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    #10 wire is WHATEVER color you decide to buy. The Dryer "cord/pigtail" will be red, white, black, and green with a black covering over it.

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